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Preggo update + exercise?

Thursday, November 13, 2014      7 comments

Hi Sparkies! I'm so bummed that I've not been able to document this journey and share regular updates, but work has just been TOO busy and I am freakin' exhausted in the evenings! Seriously, I have barely swallowed my last bite of dinner b... Read more

20-week ultrasound

Tuesday, September 16, 2014      11 comments

Amazing! Psssst...there's a BABY in here! emoticon We've decided to be surprised about the sex, so I don't h... Read more

Fibro flare, pathetic yoga attempt and back to work!

Monday, September 08, 2014      6 comments

I've been off work since the Friday before Labor Day, and man, was it a busy week or so! I mostly unexpectedly had my 12-year-old cousin over for the weekend before the holiday. She had asked the week before but I didn't think I could swin... Read more

Dilemma: "wake-up" pic while pregnant! Help!

Sunday, August 24, 2014      6 comments

We're almost back from an awesome weekend in and around Pittsburgh for a good friend's wedding! (Well, another 2 hours through Indiana.) The informal reception at a beautiful park was fun, and it was great to see our friend and finally meet his ... Read more

Mini update!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      7 comments

I'm 17 weeks pregnant today! I had my regular 16-week checkup with my midwife yesterday, and she is pleased with my 3-pound weight gain. That's TOTAL so far, and I've been freaking out a little because at my last visit she told me she want... Read more

Sushi salad!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      4 comments

Prego safe! Mixed greens, scallions, cucumbers and avocados, topped with broiled salmon and jasmine rice, garnished with toasted sesame seeds and crushed seaweed sheets, a... Read more

Long overdue update, including some BIG news!

Thursday, August 07, 2014      13 comments

Hello, Spark Friends! I sure do miss all you guys. I've been just barely showing up around here for way too long. Most recently, that is because life is just crazy-busy (as it is for us all), but also because I am trying to redefine ... Read more

FitBit Flex might be crazy :(

Friday, October 04, 2013      13 comments

Or it could be me, of course. But it's only my second day with it, and I'm super frustrated! Yesterday it seemed to be doing a few weird things, but since it was the first day and I was just setting it up and such, I decided to mostly ignor... Read more

Gluten-free gumbo!

Sunday, September 22, 2013      7 comments

NOT "diet"-friendly, but my hubby made it for me! First time we've had gumbo since I stopped eating gluten, so ... 2-3 years?! His go-to recipe (which he only ever uses... Read more

Moving forward

Monday, September 09, 2013      13 comments

Hi Sparkies! Synopsis: I am a mess but determined to get back on track. Read on if you care about any of the details. If not, no hard feelings! This is mostly me trying to get my head together. And besides, I'm sure you've heard the sob st... Read more

Bike meets car - but I'm fine!

Thursday, April 04, 2013      18 comments

I was about halfway home on my bicycle on Tuesday evening when, waiting behind two cars at a stoplight, I was rear-ended by another car! I had no idea what was happening at first! I just remember being crashed into from behind and sort of gaspin... Read more

I gave blood! And an impromptu gift

Thursday, February 07, 2013      7 comments

I'm actually a regular blood donor, but the past year or two, I've been encountering iron levels that are too low, and I have to walk away all sad and dejected. (They are clinically fine, just not high enough to give away any blood safely.) And ... Read more

Another reason not to eat foods with labels...

Monday, January 28, 2013      16 comments

Labels can be wrong! emoticon I found these great gluten-free cookies recently -- more like biscuits, r... Read more

Curious reaction to awesome weight-loss news

Thursday, January 24, 2013      15 comments

I fear I am being a petty, judgmental hater here, but I just have to pose the question anyway: How unfair does it feel that doing this weight management thing the "right" way sometimes yields the slowest and least dramatic results? I know I... Read more

News, a muse and a vow

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      9 comments

Hi Sparkers! OK, so it's been FOREVER, I know. I have been lurking around, tracking my fitness minutes as I've had time and, as it turns out, living a little too hard and fast in what was essentially maintenance my mind anyway. ... Read more

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